Black buzzers have been doing well recently at Carlogie Dam. Shipmans buzzers, CDCs and suspender buzzers are the most popular dries.
Recent catch and release bags include: Wullie Milne, Forfar, eight; Scott Watson, Muirdrum, 12; Andrew Jarron, Dundee, 14; Ross Thain, Arbroath, five; John Gilbert, Carnoustie, 10; Garry Fleming, Arbroath, eight; Colin Cameron, Dundee, 11; Les Gall, Dundee, eight; Bob Harvey, Leuchars, 11; George Woods, Montrose, 12; George Anderson, Dundee, six; Chris Cooper, Dundee, nine; Frank Ross, Dundee, eight; Cohen Chalmers, Dundee, three; Jim Mowatt, Forfar, eight; Dave Thoms, Carnoustie, seven; Derek Glover, Dundee, 12; Frank Ferrier, Arbroath, eight; Tim Hale, Forfar, eight; Steve McDonald, Newburgh, 26.
Catch and keep tickets include: Walter Senior, Aberdeen, four for 11lbs; Dave Wood, Aberdeen, four for 11lbs; Jim Donnachie, Dundee, two for 5lbs; M. Devlin, Monifieth, two for 4lbs 8ozs; Les Young, Brought Ferry, two for 3lbs 8ozs; W. Reilly, Dundee, two for 4lbs 4ozs; Dave McDonald, Carnoustie, two for 4lbs; Mm Liddell, Dundee, three for 8lbs; Larry Morrison, Kirriemuir, two for 6lbs 8ozs.
The unseasonably cold east wind has been the biggest disappointment at Kingennie, reducing the quality of rises, especially in the evenings.
However, there have still been some good catches recorded.
On the more positive side the occasional blue trout has been caught and most are fine fish in the 3lbs to 4lbs range.
The water clarity in Boathouse Pool has improved gradually and is now almost back to normal. Yellow dancer lures worked well for Daniel’s group with the best bag being four fish for a total of 20lbs 14ozs. The overall catch for Saturday was 13 fish for 56lbs.
Burnside has been moody but patience and skill paid off for Ian Barlow who caught and released 15 rainbows on buzzers. Several other reasonable returns were made, mainly on some form of buzzer.
Saturday was again a top day for the Bankside Pool with six fish being taken for 15lbs and a further 32 returned under the catch and release option. Buzzers, dries and lures have all proved successful. During the week Craig Dixon had 16 on catch and release and Davie Simpson returned 11.
Like the Burnside Pool, Woodside the any legal method pool, has been moody. However, green powerbait proved its worth on Saturday with most of the 28 fish being taken on it. Total weight for the day was 46lbs.